MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 414
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, November 10, 2007
Nov. 22, 1894 (hand written)
Another honored pioneer resident has answered the final summons and joined the silent majority in the realm of the hereafter. At 8 o’clock yesterday morning the venerable Isaac Neidig breathed his last after an illness of eight days, his fatal ailment being pneumonia developed from a severe cold. In his death the community loses a good citizen and the church a pillar of strong support. Quiet and unassuming his predominant characteristic were his sterling honesty and kindness that made him ever lend a supporting hand to the deserving in need of encouragement by word or deed. His career is ended, but the memory of his long, useful and noble life will be cherished by all who knew and esteemed him.
Mr. Neidig was a native of Dolphin county, Pennsylvania and attained the age of 85 years and 14 days. His early life was spent in Cumberland county, Pa., and in 1850, with his family he started for the far western country, coming directly to Muscatine. From the time he came here up to 12 yeas ago he had been engaged in active business pursuits of various kinds. For the past nine years he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Philip Stein.
He was one of the founders and one of the trustees of the first U.B. Church built in Muscatine, which was in 1850, and throughout his busy life he always found time to devote to church matters, being one of the most ardent and active workers the church ever had. With his death the generation of his family ends. He was the last of a family of twelve children and all with their wives and husbands have passed a away. Of his immediate family he is survived by three daughters and one son, they being Mrs. J.S. Patten and Mrs. Philip Stein, of this city; Mrs. G. Huffman, of Lecompton, Kas.; and Samuel Neidig, of Des Moines. One daughter, Mrs. R. Burtner, preceeded him across the dark river, in March, 1893, at Pomono, Kas.
The funeral is appointed to take place Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the U.B. church.
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